Track and field roundup: South County’s Morgan Knight doubles up at Lake Braddock invitational

Correction: A previous item in this notebook incorrectly reported that the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association Board of Control approved the long and triple jump for the 2015 indoor track and field state and region championships. The terms and conditions approved by the MPSSAA Board of Control did not include the two jumping events, which remain excluded from championship meets. This version has been corrected.

South County senior Morgan Knight scored a pair of wins in the 100 meters and 100 hurdles at the Lake Braddock Hall of Fame Invitational on Saturday.

In the 100 dash, the All-Met ran a 6A state qualifying time of 12.43. She later ran away with the 100 hurdles, posting a 14.34 in the finals. West Springfield senior Michelle Lipka finished second with a 15.66.

Knight’s day helped pace South County to 121 points, which was good for second place behind host Lake Braddock (123). The Lake Braddock boys completed the team sweep, scoring 107 points to edge West Springfield (100.5).

Lipka’s West Springfield teammate, senior Caroline Alcorta, won the 1,600 with a 4:46.85, with Lake Braddock senior Hannah Christen placing second in 4:55.28.

Westfield senior Taunysha Bailey won the 200 (25.72) and the 400 (57.82). West Springfield senior John Seals picked up two wins in the high jump (6 feet 4 inches) and the 300 hurdles (38.71).

Antoine wins triple jump at S.C. meet

Elizabeth Seton’s Javonne Antoine had a stellar outing at the Taco Bell Track Classic in Columbia, S.C. over the weekend.

On Saturday, the senior jumped 40-10, claiming first place by over two feet. Antoine also placed third in the high jump (5-2) and seventh in the long jump (18-5).

The Seton 4x400 relay team of Nina Crawford, Alexis James, Ricca Graham and Marii Pless picked up a first-place finished with a time of 3:54.13.

Bullis senior Simone Glenn placed second in the 200 dash with a 24.36.

DeMatha junior Darryl Haraway Jr. won the boys’ 200 in 21.20. He finished second in the 100 (10.62).

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